The New Deal Live at Castaways on 2007-10-19
This is my first time uploading to Archive.org. The system is automatically creating MP3 and Vorbis versions of the FLAC program which I uploaded. Since I did not create them, I cannot vouch for the functionality of these files.
Here as promised is my recording of The New Deal's Ithaca show at Castaways, a small but
rather neat little club right on the inlet to Cayuga Lake. I myself am not a fan of The New Deal
in the usual sense, but I'd heard another live recording of their music, and decided to check out their Ithaca
About 15 minutes of the first set is missing due to a misunderstanding. After having our gear
hooked up to the sound board well in advance of The New Deal's appearance, another taper and I
were informed by the sound crew - only after the performance had begun - that off-the-board
taping would not be permitted at this show. That meant that I had to dash back to my car, get my
tripod and microphone, and set back up pretty much from scratch. Despite this unexpected
complication, it was a good time and I got a good recording. My mic was set on a tripod, roughly
2 feet above head-level, to the right of the sound board, mic pointed at the band. No sound processing was applied except
for a 35-Hz-and-below roll-off to eliminate woofer-threatening subsonics without diluting the
Since I'm not that familiar with the band's music, I took an educated guess as to how to
divide the program up into tracks. My sincerest apologies to all of you for any mistakes I've made.
Oh yes, it was a hell of a show! Lineage data follows.
Marantz PMD-660 flash recorder, linear PCM mode (44.1 Khz, 16-bit) using Sony ECM 929LT
stereo microphone set to maximum stereo spread. > direct download to hard drive > Adobe
Audition (filtering and tracking) > FLAC level 8, align on sector boundaries > YOU, the listener!
THIS RECORDING IS FOR TRADE AND DOWNLOAD ONLY. IT IS NOT FOR SALE
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
IF YOU BUY BOOTLEG CD'S, YOU ARE GETTING RIPPED OFF!
Subject: hype up! :^)
Subject: Rockin Show
Subject: allways a good time
Subject: Set list
Subject: Very nice show thanks
They have their nitch and definitely make their mark on the scene.
Thanks for show =)
Subject: I still dream about seeing them play
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